NV Programme

North Vancouver
NOTE  : Due to COVID -19 all CFUW North Vancouver meetings will be held virtually  are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. 

Prospective members and guests welcome at meetings (occasional exceptions will be noted in programme notes). For further information email: Cfuw.nv2@gmail.com 

North Vancouver CFUW 2020

MEMBERS MONTHLY GUIDE

 
 
 
 

CFUW NORTH VANCOUVER 2020-2021

 
 

MEMBERS MONTHLY GUIDE

 
 
 
 

Meeting Venues

 
 

Meeting Calendar:  The Year at a Glance

COVID has changed our meeting schedules and programs

Program September to  December are presently  in place 

 
 

All meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the months listed: Details and venues will be announced monthly.  Meetings until further notice will be virtual 

 
 
Month
Program
Details
September October November 2019
Speaker and Business Meeting
Steam Keepers October 7 (Outdoor Excursion)
Indigenous Peoples Study for information
December 2019
No speaker/ no business meeting.
Christmas Event TBA
Happy New Year
 
 
January/February 2020
Speaker and Business Meeting
TBA7:00 pm Social
7: 30 pm to 9:30  
February 2020
Speaker and Business Meeting
TBA 7:00 pm Social 7:30 pm to 9:30    
March 2020
Resolutions discussion and motions
TBA 6:30 pm  -9:00  Social and potluck dinner. .  
April /May 2020
  Speaker and Business Yearly  AGM is in May business meeting 
  TBA  Social 7:00 pm Meeting 7:30 pm to 9:0
June
 
Details TBA Year End Dinner Seymour golf and Country Club 6:30 -9:30
 
 
 
 
NV CFUW Programs  September to December 2010

AUGUST 2020

 

CFUW NORTH VANCOUVER PROGRAM UPDATEAs we navigate our way through a pandemic, we are all aware that our lives have been modified. As a consequence, your new Program Committee recognizes that we need to make changes to our programming structure in order to accommodate these unusual times.

September: North Shore Stream Keepers

Fall : North Shore Stream Keepers-Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Register for this program: Email  cfuw.nv@gmail.com

We have planned an interesting and informative tour with a member of the North Shore Stream Keepers (NSSK) Society. We have an opportunity to visit a once polluted stream that this group has been successful in restoring, so that fish have now returned. 

 

October 7 10:00 am 

For details and registration cfuw.nv@gmail.com

October: A Webinar: Building Knowledge and Understanding of Indigenous People

As we navigate our way through a pandemic, we are all aware that our lives have been modified. As a consequence, your new Program Committee recognizes that we need to make changes to our programming structure in order to accommodate these unusual times.

Fall : North Shore Stream Keepers-Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Register for this program: Email  cfuw.nv@gmail.com

We have planned an interesting and informative tour with a member of the North Shore Stream Keepers (NSSK) Society. We have an opportunity to visit a once polluted stream that this group has been successful in restoring, so that fish have now returned. 

October:  A Webinar: Building Knowledge and Understanding of Indigenous People

 Based on a University of Alberta course  along with  further research and study by the CFUW National Sub- Committee on Indigenous Peoples  on  this webinar that will give members historical information through variety of perspectives and resources.

Session 1:  October 8,   2:00 pm -3:30 pm

  • Historical Information 1600-1960, 1970 -2020 and beyond 
  •  
  • The Building and Non-building of relationships
  • Education around language that makes a difference
  • Roots of and ways to build authentic Land Acknowlegement

Session 2: October 15, 2:00 pm -3:30 pm 

Resources for backgroundWhat can CFUW members and clubs do to make a difference going forward

 Based on a University of Alberta course, this webinar that will give members historical information through variety of perspectives and resources.

  • 1600-1960  -Building Relationships from Positive to Toxic
  • 1970 –  2020 and beyond

Discussion question for both sessions:

How do we build positive relationships as we move into the future?    Do we have the mindset and tools to do this?

 

 

Based on a University of Alberta course, this webinar that will give members

historical information through variety of perspectives and resources.

  • 1600-1960 -Building Relationships from Positive to Toxic
  • 1970 –  2020 and beyond

How do we build positive relationships as we move into the future?

Do we have the mindset and tools to do this?

 

NovemberGary Little via Zoom. Rescheduled from the Spring  Virtual Meeting:  November 19, 2020

 To Hell and Back

 Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

 

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, will discuss the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary will speak about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talk about the shifting landscape involving gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.

 

December: Christmas Social Event in planning stages!

 

Marie Brazier

Program Chair

 

Archived Programs January -June 2020

 
 

CFUW North Vancouver 

 
 

January 9, 2020

 
 

Speaker: Andrew Fowler, Expedia Cruise Centres

 
 

Travel  Questions Answered!

 
 

Andrew Fowler, a partner with Expedia Cruise Centres addressed many of your travel questions.  Topic will include the benefits of using a travel agent,  the importance of Travel Insurance,  independent and escorted tours, land and cruise travel, group and solo travel.

 
 

 

 
 

February  13, 2020

 
 

Speaker: Isabel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

 
 

Isabel and her team at the office of the Seniors’ Advocate monitor and analyze seniors services and issues in BC and make recommendations  to government and service providers to address current systemic issues.

 
 

Isabel ‘s presentation gave a new and uplifting perspective on opportunities and life-style for seniors in  2020.  In addition there was time to explore some of current issues in BC and Canada that need attention. 

 
 

 

 
 

March  12, 2020

 
 

Resolutions ( held virtually for member input) 

 
 

Facilitators: This session was  led by members who are familiar with both Provincial and National CFUW Organizations.

 
 

Members  considered both Provincial and National Resolutions and/or proposed amendments to the CFUW Articles and ByLaws.  They will be submitted set up for a provincial and national vote at Virtual   Provincial AGM ( May 2020 )  and the National AGM  (June ,)

 
 

April 9, 2020

 
 

POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 2020/2021 SEASON

Community Partnerships with Capilano University

 
 

Topic:

Cities and universities are some of the biggest institutions but historically haven’t always worked together. Capilano University and the city of North Vancouver are looking to transform the way universities and community members collaborate to create solutions for our city. North Vancouver has recently joined a global movement of cities working with post-secondary institutions through an innovation hub called “CityStudio”. CityStudio is a joint collaboration between city staff and Capilano University faculty and students, in an effort to explore innovative solutions for issues within North Vancouver.

Learn more about civic engagement from the experts at CityStudio and hear about the projects and innovative solutions making North Vancouver more liveable, sustainable and joyful! 

PANEL MEMBERS:

Adele Therias, Project Lead, Academic Initiatives and Planning, Capilano University

Adele completed her Bachelor of Arts in Geography at the University of British Columbia in the Environment and Sustainability Stream and minored in Urban Studies. As a student, Adele actively gravitated towards experiential and project-based courses, including participating in the CityStudio Semester in Dialogue at SFU as a visiting student. In collaboration with partners at the City of Vancouver, Adele and her classmates developed experimental projects designed to improve livability within the city. Adele is also the co-founder of Neighbour Lab, a Vancouver-based design cooperative that builds neighbourhood resilience through co-creation and dialogue. The cooperative fosters connections between neighbours by designing Neighbour Hubs (shared community structures) and facilitating workshops (such as guided walks and asset mapping).

Laurie Prange-Martin, Instructor, Capilano University 

CPHR, BA, MLIS, M Ed, PD candidate

Laurie is a former academic librarian turned professor who specializes in the management of community services. Her approach to designing assessment tools like assignments and tests is informed by her background in teaching English courses and library workshops. As a researcher, Prange focuses on human resource management, libraries and regional economic development. As a teaching-stream faculty member with significant educational training, her research informs her teaching practice. In her dissertation, she is studying how and why new industries emerge in remote regions.


Capilano University Student 
(Name and bio to be confirmed)

Alumni – Moderator

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Rescheduled  Virtual Meeting:  November  19, 2020

 

To Hell and Back

 
 

Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

 
 

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, will discuss the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary will speak about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talk about the shifting landscape involved gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.

 
 

POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 2020/2021 SEASON

June 11, 2020

 
 

Annual Dinner at Seymour Golf and Country  Club

 
 

Reception and no-host bar:  6:00 pm

 
 

Dinner                                                 7:00 pm

 
 

Speaker :   Elspeth Bradbury                                             8:00 pm

 
 

Elspeth Bradbury Wildlife in West Vancouver –in Painting, Poetry, and Music’ by Elspeth Bradbury

 
 

Elspeth has a passion for the environment, her community wildlife. Her presentation involves her beautiful paintings, and poetry spoken as the thoughts of birds, animals and insects. 

 
 

Join us for this engaging, uplifting and inspirational presentation.

 
 

To buy tickets ($50.00) for this event please contact cfuw.nv2@gmail.com

 
 

 

 
 

Archived Meetings September -December 2019

 
 

September 2019 Fall and Winter Gardening

 
 

Jennifer Swan  a local gardening expert demonstrated how to create a fall planter and answered a wide range of questions for successful winter gardening for our Zone. The planters she demonstrated had an added bonus in that they produce  a beautiful array of colourful bulbs in early spring.  Garden works donated a fall basket and $107.00 was raised for the Education Trust Fund.

 
 

October 10, 2019

 
 

All Candidates Meeting : Federal Election October 21, 2019

 
 

Under the able leadership of Cathy Harvey, members of both North and West Vancouver CFUW and their guest spent an informative  evening with Justine Bell, NDP; George Orr. Green Party Candidate; Andrew Saxton, Conservative Party of Canada and Jonathon Wilkinson, Liberal Party of Canada.   SFU Professor Emeritus Marjorie Griffin Cohen  moderated the evening.  The themes developed along with  written questions from the audience addressed issue  including national child care, Pharmacare, poverty and housing affordability, pension security and climate change.

 
 

November 14, 2019

 
 

Women and Music:  A Musical and Historical Perspective

 
 

His presentation focused on three very different types of women composers/singers starting in the Middle Ages.  Mr. Van Wyck is a passionate believer in music’s ability to inspire and created community.

 
 

Among his many titles, Gerry is the found of Pacific Spirit Choir in 1995, and is the popular Choir Director at West Vancouver United Church.  He was awarded 2003 FANS Legacy Award by the North Shore Arts Community

 
 

In addition to being both entertaining and informative, Gerry’s presentation filled the participants with an appreciation and joy of music.

 
 

December 12, 2019

 
 

Christmas Social was enjoyed with members and guests

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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